Knicks' Rose 'thrilled' with offseason despite missing out on Mitchell
"We went through that process (of trying to trade for Mitchell), and at the end of the day, we made a decision to stay put," Rose said on MSG Network, per Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News. "And we're thrilled with where we are. Taking a look at the summer, we feel great about what transpired."
New York had been linked to Mitchell throughout the offseason, and the All-Star guard was under the impression that he'd end up back home in The Big Apple.
Instead, the Jazz dealt Mitchell to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a blockbuster deal headlined by Collin Sexton and Lauri Markkanen. Meanwhile, New York inked Barrett to a four-year, $120-million contract extension.
A few months earlier, the Knicks penned Jalen Brunson to a four-year, $104-million deal to open free agency and re-signed Robinson on a four-year contract worth $60 million.
"One of our main goals has been to create internal stability. Signed RJ Barrett. First extension of a player since Charlie Ward," Rose said. "We retained Mitchell Robinson. He's a player who has developed the last few years, and we feel very fortunate that we were able to keep him.
"We got the No. 1 point guard in free agency this summer in Jalen Brunson. So we feel really good about the summer."